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2014

  1. The economics of biogas. Creating green jobs in the dairy sector in India

    12 May 2014

    The study analyses the economics and employment of the cow dung industry whilst also paying attention to the environmental and emission aspects. Based on a case study of the dairy cluster in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, the paper argues for an integrated 'Energy-Dairy' policy aligning dung management strategies to the national industry policy.

  2. Green jobs in Mexico

    21 February 2014

    This report summarizes the main findings of a national green jobs assessment conducted in Mexico in 2013. The assessment revealed how many green jobs currently exist in the country and which sectors show the strongest potential for further green jobs creation.

2013

  1. Decent work in waste management

    20 December 2013

    The study analyses the City of Windhoek’s waste management system based on the provision of cleaning and collection services through small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The objective of the study is thereby to take stock of the several dimensions related to decent work in waste management. As such, it can be seen as the starting point of a constructive dialogue on suitable ways and means to improve working conditions and enable employment creation in the waste management sector.

  2. Providing clean energy and energy access through cooperatives

    20 December 2013

    This publication is a collection of case studies on cooperatives in energy production, distribution and consumption as a contribution to the on-going search for ways in which the goal of sustainable Energy for All can be turned into a reality.

  3. Inter-Agency Workshop Employment and Social Inclusion in a Green Economy: Assessing Policies and Practices - Workshop Report

    06 December 2013

    This report summarizes the discussions of the first global workshop on green jobs assessments and related policy implications, held on 4 and 5 March 2013 in Turin, Italy.

  4. Promoting green entrepreneurship among young women and men in Kenya

    18 September 2013

    The Youth Entrepreneurship Facility (YEF) is a partnership between the Africa Commission, the Youth Employment Network and the ILO. Through training and business plan competition it promotes green entrepreneurship among young women and men in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda.

  5. Greening the hotel industry in Thailand

    03 July 2013

    The ILO’s Greener Business Asia project addresses the need to shift towards more sustainable and responsible business models, through worker-employer co-operation. It promotes environmentally-friendly practices, whilst also advancing the decent work agenda in workplaces. This factsheet summarizes experiences from the hotel industry in Thailand.

  6. Promoting green jobs through the inclusion of informal waste pickers in Chile

    01 July 2013

    This factsheet summarizes ILO's experience in providing technical assistance to an inter-ministerial taskforce, responsible for designing a public policy for the inclusion of informal waste pickers into the waste management sector.

  7. Promoting green jobs in Bangladesh: Women solar technicians and entrepreneurs

    01 July 2013

    The training of solar technicians provides employment and income opportunities. Simultaneously, it facilitates a low-carbon development path through the promotion of renewable energy. This fact sheet summarizes the experience from Bangladesh

  8. Environmentally sustainable construction in Philippines' social housing sector

    01 July 2013

    This fact sheet presents how the employment model in sustainable construction, developed through the Green Jobs in Asia project, established a strategy for the creation of green jobs in the Philippines.

  9. Are you in search of a Green Biz idea?

    17 June 2013

    This manual, elaborated jointly by YEF Africa and the Green Jobs Programme, aims to be a guide for entrepreneurs who are willing to start a green business idea.

  10. Green jobs becoming a reality. Progress and outlook 2013

    17 May 2013

    By presenting a selected number of successful national experiences from 2012, the progress report illustrates the different levels at which the Green Jobs Programme operates. The report also provides an update on the activities which will unfold in 2013 with the continued support of the Programme’s networks and partners.

  11. Inter-Agency Workshop on Employment and Social Inclusion in a Green Economy: Assessing Policies and Practices

    15 March 2013

    Many countries are becoming interested in investment and development strategies that stimulate growth in the green economy, whilst simultaneously creating jobs and enhancing social inclusion. Refl ecting this growing trend, the Rio+20 Outcome Document called for sharing and comparing successful experiences. Th is would help distilling good practices and start consolidating a menu of policy options, strategies and tools and to facilitate the integration of relevant approaches into national economic and employment policies.

  12. Green jobs in Mauritius. Experiences from a Small Island Developing State

    11 March 2013

    The Government of Mauritius has adopted a sustainable development framework called “Maurice, Ile Durable” and aims to be a model of sustainable development for Small Island Developing States. This synthesis report presents an overview of four studies carried out in Mauritius in 2011-2012 with support from the ILO Green Jobs Programme. Objetive of the studies was to explore the green jobs opportunities within the “Maurice Ile Durable” framework.

  13. Methodologies for assessing green jobs

    11 March 2013

    This policy brief sets out the different methodologies available to assess the employment potential that green policies can offer and, in so doing, aims to help to focus policy decision-making in order to make it as efficient and productive as possible.

2012

  1. Unrecognized Waste Management Experts: Challenges and Opportunities for Small Business Development and Decent Job Creation in the Waste Sector in the Free State

    14 December 2012

    The report summarizes the findings of a study on the challenges and opportunities for small business development and decent job creation in the waste management sector. Based on research conducted in three municipalities of Free State, South Africa, the report highlights the vulnerable situation of waste pickers and makes recommendations for better waste management. The research was commissioned by the ILO Free State SME Development Initiative and conducted by the University of Western Cape and the University of Johannesburg.

  2. Green jobs for sustainable development. A case study of Spain

    07 August 2012

    The report, a result of the collaboration between Sustainlabour and the Green Jobs Programme of the ILO, compiles and analyses data on the creation of green jobs in Spain. It includes both current employment data and studies of employment trends.

  3. Social dialogue for sustainable development. A selection of national and regional experiences

    26 July 2012

    By identifying successful experiences of social dialogue on environmental policy, the report at hand presents practices, challenges and opportunities in developing and strengthening an efficient social dialogue on environmental issues at national, supranational, subnational and sectoral level. The report, produced with the support of Sustainlabour, intends to promote a stronger interaction among governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations in an increasingly challenging area for the world of work: environment, green economy and sustainable development.

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